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Set in the agricultural fields of the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California, the family-owned Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Processing Complex is...
Wastewater pump clogging issues caused by “flushables”—consumer products like wipes that are often marketed as safe for flushing—are well documented...
Nestled on the bluffs of California’s Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach is considered one of the nation’s premier residential communities and golf...
A historic change in how membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plants are designed, built and operated is on display at the Pembroke, Mass...
Situated in the hills of western Massachusetts, Amherst is a city of about 37,000 people. Population growth in the area has been steady over the...
Robert Dohm knows a lot about fluid-handling pumps. He spent much of his working life as a pump mechanic at a prominent chemical company’s West...
Lift stations—the remote pumping facilities that move wastewater from lower to higher elevations—can be difficult and costly to monitor, especially...
There are many things that make natural gas attractive in comparison to other energy sources. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) delivers affordable...
It is no shock to anyone that energy and water are connected. We all know linkages and tradeoffs exist throughout stages of exploration, production,...
The Ak-Chin Indian Community’s surface water treatment plant is located in Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley about 50 miles south of Phoenix. The plant,...
Aging infrastructure, restricted capacity and limited funding—it is a familiar story in the world of municipal wastewater treatment plants. Many...
Tomhannock Reservoir, located in the state of New York, is more than 5 miles long and holds 12.3 billion gal when full. Parts of the reservoir’s...
Water and wastewater utilities have a number of remote locations. Among these are pump stations, towers, valve boxes, sampling stations and septage...
Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials...
Arsenic is a semi-metal element. It is a tasteless and odorless mineral. It enters drinking water supplies from agricultural and industrial practices...
Treating wastewater—especially for a large, rapidly growing community—is an energy-intensive and costly undertaking. Faced with the challenge to...
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 research institutes in the U.S., Texas A&M University has hundreds of laboratory...
The Black & Veatch 2013 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Industry report identified the top water industry issues as aging infrastructure...
As local governments continue to deal with the consequences of state and federal funding cuts, their attention naturally focuses on large-ticket...
My daughter recently started attending college in Ohio. While driving with her through western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, I could not help but...

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